April 22, 2017 - Decanted 60 min, moderate debris, room temp. Deep burgundy. Great nose with plum, mushroom, rich earth. Medium in weight with moderate smooth tannins, some acid, more plum, dark fruits. Medium finish. Drinking well now.
January 21, 2017 - Needs air time then pretty good.
January 7, 2017 - Came across as a little harsh, albeit ripe and rich on the first night. Lots of acidity which paired nicely with some pasta. Second night, tasted, less fresh and bright, more austere, with more of a savoury mature taste. Still decent, but not that memorable.
August 23, 2016 - Clear ruby. Bright aromas of strawberry, stems, bay. Pure sweet juicy core, long on the palate, accentuating acid, integrated tannins leading into a long finish. Like a bright painting, somewhat lacking in local character, but very appealing. 50 + 16 + 15 + 8. [This is a great exercise in comparing my old ratings with my new. I think I like this wine as much as the previous times, but I have conquered grade inflation!]
March 26, 2016 - Deep burgundy, hint of brick. RT, PnP. Nose with black fruit and cherry cough drop, some metal, wood. Smooth on the palate with medium to light weight. Very well structured attack, mid-palate and finish seamless. Some moderate tannin as well as acid. Great with light pizza with tomato and mozzerella. Should last a few more years at least.
March 6, 2016 - This one continues to improve. Better than the last bottle. Good QPR
September 11, 2015 - Best bottle yet. This one is really coming into its own.
June 28, 2015 - Consistent notes. A little more time in the bottle has made a nice difference. Drinking quite well.
June 13, 2015 - Une autre belle bouteille de ce Maremma, sur les fruits rouges, au boisé bien intégré, les tanins sont fondus, la bouche est goûteuse et bien ficelée, miam!!!
November 10, 2014 - Ok. Another Rimmerman winner. I have a difficult time processing the expectations here. These are all wines that are simply created. I have a hard time with the metric. This wine was perfect when I had it. Was it a little imperfect? Of course. That's what made it great. It is said attraction is found in the tension between the good and the flaws. I can think of a few flaws, but why bore you? This was earthy, gritty and confident. Think of Jerry circa '71 and you will get it. The music played the band.